Technical report

A guide to the zygotic embryo culture of coconut palms (Cocos nucifera L.)

Date released
04 January 1995
Publication Code

C R Ashburner, M G Faure, D R Tomlinson & W K Thompson


Coconut embryo culture has many applications, foremost of which is in the facilitation of germplasm movement. Zygotic embryo culture has the potential for use in in-vitro selection work for drought tolerance, for rescuing potentially abortive types such as Makapuno, for use with cryopreservation techniques and for embryo cloning.